Writers

Welcome to my Musings for Writers

For those passionate about writing, you’ll find inspiration and advice for writers, details of my journey as a writer, and news about the industry.

Age is a Number

Age is a Number

Nearly four weeks have passed since the launch of my book. I’ve visited over fifty bookstores, participated in writers’ panels and author events, chatted on live radio shows and podcasts, and...

Looking Forward

Looking Forward

As I think of the people, conversations, experiences and challenges that have filled my past year, I am grateful for the numerous times I have been inspired and encouraged. I am thankful for the...

Embrace Doing Nothing

Embrace Doing Nothing

When Leonardo da Vinci was painting The Last Supper in Milan’s Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Prior reportedly complained that Leonardo was spending too much time standing about, staring into the...

Travelling Like a Writer

Travelling Like a Writer

With a perpetually long list of destinations my husband and I are eager to visit, we moved the Faroe Islands to the top of our wish list earlier this year when I began planning a new novel set in...

Creative Layers

Creative Layers

I visited an art exhibition in Amsterdam recently and had the opportunity to speak with one of the artists who exhibited her work. When I asked Danish-born artist, Hanne Winkler, about her creative...

Like a Fingerprint

Like a Fingerprint

During a fiction writing retreat several years ago, our teacher asked us to select a passage from a favourite book – one in which we admired the writer’s style – and re-write a passage from one of...

Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True

I am over the moon to announce my debut historical novel The Engraver’s Secret will be published by Harper Collins Australia in April 2024 in Australia, New Zealand and UK. The path to publication...

Dig Deep When it Hurts

Dig Deep When it Hurts

Grief and intense sorrow are emotions we all experience in our lives. They can leave us feeling emotionally raw and overwhelmed, struggling to accomplish daily tasks. Several years ago, when I was...

Small Details

Small Details

One of my favourite pastimes is to visit art museums and focus on the small details in a painting. A pearl bracelet dangling from a wrist. A lace ruffle on a sleeve. A jewel-encrusted ring. Thick...

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